Veni grant for research into the youngest exoplanets
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research has awarded Leiden astronomer Giovanni Rosotti a Veni grant for research into very young exoplanets. This grant offers young researchers the possibility to develop their innovative ideas for a period of three or four years.
More insight in planet formation
Up unitl now, research on exoplanets has been limited to adult stars and therefore gives little insight into how planets are formed. In this project, Rosotti will combine hydrodynamics, chemistry and unique new observations to map the youngest exoplanets and their birth environment.